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Old 08-06-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default 1997 Chicago Bulls ( Big Three) vs. 1997 Houston Rockets ( Big Three)

They almost face each other in the 1997 NBA Finals if not for John Stockton and Karl Malone eliminating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

John Stockton hit a Buzzer Beating 3 pointer in Game 6 as the Jazz advanced in the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history.

Do you think that the Rockets Big 3 can beat the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals?

I think the Bulls will beat the Rockets in 6 games, and it could have been one of the best NBA Championship in the 1990's if the Bulls and the Rockets battle each other in the NBA Finals.

Houston Rockets ( 57-25)



Charles Barkley

19.2 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg

Hakeem Olajuwon

23.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 bpg

Clyde Drexler

18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.6 bpg

Rockets also had Eddie Johnson, and Mario Ellie to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Kevin Willis.


Chicago Bulls (69-13)



Michael Jordan

29.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.5 bpg

Scottie Pippen

20.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.5 bpg

Dennis Rodman

6.7 ppg, 16.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg

Chicago Bulls had Steve Kerr, and Tony Kukoc to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Luc Longley.


Regular Season ( Head to Head Matchup)


Chicago Bulls
110, Houston Rockets 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701110CHI.html

Houston Rockets 102, Chicago Bulls 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701190HOU.html


I do a simulation in WIF.com, and here are the results.

Game 1

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 107

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 7/18 FG, 7/7 FT


Game 2

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 97

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 96

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Charles Barkley 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Game 4

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114
1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 95

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 32 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Game 5

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 135
1996-97 Houston Rockets - 105

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 38 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal

Game 6

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 106

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: 29 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks,


Rockets defeated the Bulls, 4-2



Finals MVP:
Hakeem Olajuwon


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Chicago Bulls win in 6 games
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They almost face each other in the 1997 NBA Finals if not for John Stockton and Karl Malone eliminating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

John Stockton hit a Buzzer Beating 3 pointer in Game 6 as the Jazz advanced in the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history.

Do you think that the Rockets Big 3 can beat the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals?

I think the Bulls will beat the Rockets in 6 games, and it could have been one of the best NBA Championship in the 1990's if the Bulls and the Rockets battle each other in the NBA Finals.

Houston Rockets ( 57-25)



Charles Barkley

19.2 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg

Hakeem Olajuwon

23.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 bpg

Clyde Drexler

18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.6 bpg

Rockets also had Eddie Johnson, and Mario Ellie to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Kevin Willis.


Chicago Bulls (69-13)



Michael Jordan

29.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.5 bpg

Scottie Pippen

20.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.5 bpg

Dennis Rodman

6.7 ppg, 16.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg

Chicago Bulls had Steve Kerr, and Tony Kukoc to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Luc Longley.


Regular Season ( Head to Head Matchup)


Chicago Bulls
110, Houston Rockets 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701110CHI.html

Houston Rockets 102, Chicago Bulls 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701190HOU.html


I do a simulation in WIF.com, and here are the results.

Game 1

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 107

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 7/18 FG, 7/7 FT


Game 2

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 97

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 96

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Charles Barkley 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Game 4

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114
1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 95

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 32 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Game 5

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 135
1996-97 Houston Rockets - 105

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 38 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal

Game 6

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 106

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: 29 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks,


Rockets defeated the Bulls, 4-2



Finals MVP:
Hakeem Olajuwon


It would have been Great but even Greater if Charles had just Hakeem in his Prime 1985 to 1995 and even more before his back injuries of 1994 :)

Although Scottie, Jordan and Rodman where in Great Physical Conditions Still not to mention Kukoc
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It would have been Great but even Greater if Charles had just Hakeem in his Prime 1985 to 1995 and even more before his back injuries of 1994 :)

Although Scottie, Jordan and Rodman where in Great Physical Conditions Still not to mention Kukoc


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Old 08-06-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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Man that would have been a great series.

On a side note Jordan was close to facing Drexler several times in the Finals

In 1990 the Blazers made the finals but the Bulls lost in game 7 of the ECF
In 1991 the Bulls made the finals but the Blazers lost in the WCF
In 1992 the Bulls beat the Blazers in the finals
In 1995 the Rockets advanced to the finals but the Bulls lost in the ECF
In 1997 the Bulls made it to the finals again but the Rockets lost in the WCF


The hype for that series would have been incredible. Barkley and Drexler both getting a rematch vs Jordan in the finals and the long anticipated Bulls vs Rockets series.
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Man that would have been a great series.

On a side note Jordan was close to facing Drexler several times in the Finals

In 1990 the Blazers made the finals but the Bulls lost in game 7 of the ECF
In 1991 the Bulls made the finals but the Blazers lost in the WCF
In 1992 the Bulls beat the Blazers in the finals
In 1995 the Rockets advanced to the finals but the Bulls lost in the ECF
In 1997 the Bulls made it to the finals again but the Rockets lost in the WCF


The hype for that series would have been incredible. Barkley and Drexler both getting a rematch vs Jordan in the finals and the long anticipated Bulls vs Rockets series.


Should say it Barkley and Drexler both Getting a Rea Match on Jordan and PIPPEN in the Finals :)
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Should say it Barkley and Drexler both Getting a Rea Match on Jordan and PIPPEN in the Finals :)

Yeah but the matchup between Pippen and Drexler/Barkley was never really hyped. The NBA always tried to hype up a rivalry between Jordan and guys like Barkley and Drexler.
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They almost face each other in the 1997 NBA Finals if not for John Stockton and Karl Malone eliminating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

John Stockton hit a Buzzer Beating 3 pointer in Game 6 as the Jazz advanced in the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history.

Do you think that the Rockets Big 3 can beat the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals?

I think the Bulls will beat the Rockets in 6 games, and it could have been one of the best NBA Championship in the 1990's if the Bulls and the Rockets battle each other in the NBA Finals.

Houston Rockets ( 57-25)



Charles Barkley

19.2 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg

Hakeem Olajuwon

23.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 bpg

Clyde Drexler

18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.6 bpg

Rockets also had Eddie Johnson, and Mario Ellie to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Kevin Willis.


Chicago Bulls (69-13)



Michael Jordan

29.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.5 bpg

Scottie Pippen

20.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.5 bpg

Dennis Rodman

6.7 ppg, 16.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg

Chicago Bulls had Steve Kerr, and Tony Kukoc to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Luc Longley.


Regular Season ( Head to Head Matchup)


Chicago Bulls
110, Houston Rockets 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701110CHI.html

Houston Rockets 102, Chicago Bulls 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701190HOU.html


I do a simulation in WIF.com, and here are the results.

Game 1

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 107

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 7/18 FG, 7/7 FT


Game 2

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 97

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 96

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Charles Barkley 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Game 4

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114
1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 95

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 32 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Game 5

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 135
1996-97 Houston Rockets - 105

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 38 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal

Game 6

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 106

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: 29 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks,


Rockets defeated the Bulls, 4-2



Finals MVP:
Hakeem Olajuwon


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Yeah but the matchup between Pippen and Drexler/Barkley was never really hyped. The NBA always tried to hype up a rivalry between Jordan and guys like Barkley and Drexler.


I think this is a good matchup because both teams were evenly matchup in the regular season, and the Trio of Hakeem, Barkley, and Drexler are just starting to jell in the playoffs, but the Utah Jazz played better in the Western Conference Finals, and the Rockets couldn't find an answer in defending the pick and roll movement of Malone and Stockton.
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LOL @ Sir Charles always talking up Pippen like Jordan was playing with prime Larry Bird out there.
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I think this is a good matchup because both teams were evenly matchup in the regular season, and the Trio of Hakeem, Barkley, and Drexler are just starting to jell in the playoffs, but the Utah Jazz played better in the Western Conference Finals, and the Rockets couldn't find an answer in defending the pick and roll movement of Malone and Stockton.

Another cool matchup would be the 1997 Rockets vs the 2008 Celtics.

Big 3 vs Big 3

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LOL @ Sir Charles always talking up Pippen like Jordan was playing with prime Larry Bird out there.

Sir Charles and Scott Pippen are the same poster.
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Sir Charles and Scott Pippen are the same poster.

I don't think so. Despite his Pippen love, Scott Pippen consistently praises Jordan. Sir Charles, however, consistently downplays Jordan and plays up Pippen etc., acting like Jordan is only who he is because of his teammates.
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They almost face each other in the 1997 NBA Finals if not for John Stockton and Karl Malone eliminating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.

John Stockton hit a Buzzer Beating 3 pointer in Game 6 as the Jazz advanced in the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history.

Do you think that the Rockets Big 3 can beat the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals?

I think the Bulls will beat the Rockets in 6 games, and it could have been one of the best NBA Championship in the 1990's if the Bulls and the Rockets battle each other in the NBA Finals.

Houston Rockets ( 57-25)



Charles Barkley

19.2 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 spg, 0.5 bpg

Hakeem Olajuwon

23.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 bpg

Clyde Drexler

18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.6 bpg

Rockets also had Eddie Johnson, and Mario Ellie to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Kevin Willis.


Chicago Bulls (69-13)



Michael Jordan

29.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.5 bpg

Scottie Pippen

20.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.5 bpg

Dennis Rodman

6.7 ppg, 16.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg

Chicago Bulls had Steve Kerr, and Tony Kukoc to provide some scoring off the bench, and their starting Center was Luc Longley.


Regular Season ( Head to Head Matchup)


Chicago Bulls
110, Houston Rockets 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701110CHI.html

Houston Rockets 102, Chicago Bulls 86

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...701190HOU.html


I do a simulation in WIF.com, and here are the results.

Game 1

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 107

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 23 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal, 7/18 FG, 7/7 FT


Game 2

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 97

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 96

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Charles Barkley 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block


Game 3

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 118

1996-97 Houston Rockets - 110

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 39 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Game 4

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114
1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 95

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Hakeem Olajuwon 32 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Game 5

Houston Rockets (Home) vs. Chicago Bulls (Away)


1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 135
1996-97 Houston Rockets - 105

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: Michael Jordan 38 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal

Game 6

Chicago Bulls (Home) vs. Houston Rockets (Away)


1996-97 Houston Rockets - 114

1996-97 Chicago Bulls - 106

Boxscore

Best Player of the Game: 29 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks,


Rockets defeated the Bulls, 4-2



Finals MVP:
Hakeem Olajuwon


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LOL @ Sir Charles always talking up Pippen like Jordan was playing with prime Larry Bird out there.

Not on Larry Birds level but better to what Drexler ever had until 1995 and to what Barkley had from 1986-87 on (including 36 year old DJ, who was a shadow of his 1984 an under performances) to 1996-97 and Pipp is closer to Bird than most of todays NBA Players by far.

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Could Guard Fast PGs, SGs, SFs and Some PFs
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A 20 PPG, 6 ASPG, 7-8 RPG, 2.5-3 SPG 1.5 BPG Player if Playing on Weaker Teams in his 20s for Most of his Career on Himself as the Focal Scorer and Leader
PG Vision ala Magic-Bird, but quicker, more athletic and a better driver to the basket than Bird in the 1 on 1.

Go Watch Bulls games the 1993-94 Season and see for yourself...

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